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  • IALNAZOV, Dimiter Savov
    Professor

    Institutional Economics, Economic Development

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    Searching for solutions of
    economic development problems

    IALNAZOV, Dimiter Savov
    Professor

    My research is about policies and institutions for economic development in the age of globalization. About 20 years ago I started by asking myself two simple questions: (1) why are certain countries more successful than others in achieving rapid economic growth and development, and (2) why do the outcomes of similar economic policies vary across countries? To answer the above questions, one should learn how to compare emerging and developing countries according to the ways in which they are integrated in the global economy, as well as the quality of their institutions. Students who would like to study under my supervision will need critical thinking about various theories of comparative economic development and a strong will to look for practical solutions (not necessarily based on those theories). Recently, my research has been shifting towards topics like “sustainable development”, “green economy” or “green growth”, and “green transformations” in emerging and developing countries. This implies that the future solutions of economic development problems should also include policies and institutions that reduce the damage to the natural environment and improve society’s resilience to natural disasters.

  • IKEDA, Yuichi
    Professor

    Physics, Computational Science, Complex System

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    IKEDA, Yuichi
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  • KAWAI, Eriko
    Professor

    Global Career Development, Global Communication, Intercultural Understanding, Finance

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    KAWAI, Eriko
    Professor

  • SAKURAI, Shigeki
    Professor

    Global Energy, Mineral Resources Issue

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    SAKURAI, Shigeki
    Professor

  • SEKIYAMA, Kaoru
    Professor

    Psychology of life-span development, Cognitive neuroscience, Intervention studies for dementia prevention

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    SEKIYAMA, Kaoru
    Professor

    I have studied plasticity of the human cognitive system. From my studies investigating how people adapt to reversed visual field over a long period, I have been amazed by human remarkable ability to adapt to such a radical environmental change. I have also noticed negative consequences of disuse of the brain. In recent years, I have been engaged in transdisciplinary research examining what types of lifestyle or intervention have anti-aging (dementia prevention) effects on the brain. As Japan is the most advanced aged society in the world, our research finding will contribute to what are needed in the future grobe. Would you join us and investigate this problem together?

  • TAKASHIMA, Hiroaki
    Program-Specific Professor

    International Cooperation (ODA, Evaluation, Civil Participation), Development Education

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    TAKASHIMA, Hiroaki
    Program-Specific Professor

  • TAKARA, Kaoru
    Professor

    hydrology, civil engineering, natural hazard science, disaster prevention technology and policy research

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    TAKARA, Kaoru
    Professor

  • YAMAGUCHI, Eiichi
    Professor

    Physics, Innovation Theory



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    YAMAGUCHI, Eiichi
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  • YAMASHIKI, Yosuke
    Professor

    Water Resource Engineering, Water Environmental Engineering, Earth & Planetary Science

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    YAMASHIKI, Yosuke
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  • DEROCHE, Marc-Henri
    Associate Professor

    Philosophy, Buddhist Studies

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    Study, Reflection and Practice (聞思修):
    In Quest for Wisdom

    DEROCHE, Marc-Henri
    Associate Professor

    The model of “study, reflection and practice” (聞思修) has been used across centuries in Asia and Japan in order to express the way to grow in wisdom (智慧). Facing global challenges, we definitely need wise leaders. But what is wisdom? My goal is to offer to students the necessary historical and intellectual background in humanities and world philosophy, encapsulated by the ancient Greek maxim “Know Thyself” or its Buddhist parallel “To Know One’s Own Mind as It Truly Is” (如實知自心). Following a rather cross-cultural approach, I aim at giving students the necessary resources in order to adapt skilfully in intercultural environments, cultivating a deeper understanding of cultural diversity, minorities, and exchanges between civilizations. My own research focuses on the Buddhist “quest for wisdom” (philosophia) through textual and historical study, fieldwork research in Asia and the Himalayan regions, and interdisciplinary collaboration with other philosophers or cognitive scientists. In this way, I envision my contribution to Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability according to (1) the preservation of the cultural and intellectual heritage of humanity, and (2) the constitution of a new body of knowledge, or “wisdom for survival,” based on the re-appreciation of the most fundamental virtues and human values that are vital for sustainable and harmonious coexistence.

  • KANAMURA, Takashi
    Associate Professor

    Commodity Finance, Energy Finance

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    KANAMURA, Takashi
    Associate Professor

  • YOSHIDA, Tomonaga Program-Specific Associate Professor

    Management (R&D, Consortium, Evaluation), Biomimetics

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    YOSHIDA, Tomonaga Program-Specific Associate Professor

    There are many issues that need to be tackled on a global scale, such as energy, environment, economy, and biodiversity, for sustainable development. And because these issues are intricately intertwined, we cannot solved with just one expertise. Also, there is no correct answer. Therefore, it is necessary to derive the direction from a high viewpoints beyond the boundaries of academic and to put it into practice. In addition, we need management skills and a sense of balance to lead a variety of teams. Therefore, liberal arts is indispensable to global leaders and managers. Let's refine liberal arts as your advantage.

  • ZHAO, Liang
    Associate Professor

    Fundamental Informatics, Computation

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    ZHAO, Liang
    Associate Professor

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  • TOSA, Naoko
    Program-Specific Professor

    Culture and Computing, Media Art, Art Science Innovation

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    TOSA, Naoko
    Program-Specific Professor

  • YOSHIKAWA, Minako Jen
    Program-Specific Associate Professor

    Infectious Diseases Management(Public Health, Geopolitics, Business Administration)

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    YOSHIKAWA, Minako Jen
    Program-Specific Associate Professor

    In April 2018, I was transferred to GSAIS to assist Kyoto UNESCO Chair on Water, Energy and Disaster Management. I previously conducted lectures and organized international field training and academic exchange courses for the Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survivable Societies (Global Survivability Studies Program) at Kyoto University. Crossing over natural and social sciences, my interdisciplinary research aims to empower societies with abilities to respond better towards health threats, such as outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases. My research sites are urban cities and global travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Because of frequent transnational movements of people, goods, and pathogens, these locations are vulnerable toward spread of emerging infectious diseases. Incidentally, my career started in the field of international finance. I worked in Tokyo, London, and Hong Kong over a period of 16 years. Witnessing devastation caused to society and economy by the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong, I became interested in learning what can be done to improve preventive measures in Asia. I then proceeded to the doctoral course at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies at Kyoto University to seek a new career as an academic researcher. Looking forward to collaborating with some of you!

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  • ARIMOTO, Tateo
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Professor and Director,
    National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

    ARIMOTO, Tateo
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • FUJIWARA, Hiroshi, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Chairman & President, CEO
    BroadBand Tower, Inc.

    FUJIWARA, Hiroshi, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • HORIBA, Atsushi
    Specially Appointed Professor

    HORIBA, Ltd.
    Chairman, President and CEO

    HORIBA, Atsushi
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • KATO, Hideki
    Specially Appointed Professor

    President,Japan Initiative

    KATO, Hideki
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • KUNO, Sachiko, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

    President & CEO,
    S&R Foundation

    KUNO, Sachiko, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • MORI, Masahiko
    Specially Appointed Professor

    DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    President

    MORI, Masahiko
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • NAKAMURA, Kazuo, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

    CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
    Founder Chairman and CEO

    NAKAMURA, Kazuo, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • NAKAYA, Hide
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Japan Broadcasting Corporation
    Senior Commentator

    NAKAYA, Hide
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • OKU, Masayuki
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, INC.
    Director

    OKU, Masayuki
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • Ralf Bebenroth
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Professor,
    Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration
    Kobe University

    Ralf Bebenroth
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  • SEN, Genshitsu
    Specially Appointed Professor

    15th Grand Master,
    Urasenke Chado Tradition

    SEN, Genshitsu
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • TANAKA, Nobuo
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Chairman,
    The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    TANAKA, Nobuo
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • YAMAZAKI, Setsuko
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Former Country Director,
    United Nations Development Programme
    (UNDP) in Cambodia

    YAMAZAKI, Setsuko
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • YAMAWAKI, Takeshi
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Senior Correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun

    YAMAWAKI, Takeshi
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • YASUDA, Takahiko
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Executive Adviser, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION
    Executive Adviser, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION
    Executive Adviser, NTT DATA Corporation
    Executive Adviser, NTT Urban Development Corporation
    Corporate Adviser, National Network for Victim Support
    The 60th President of the National Police Academy

    YASUDA, Takahiko
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • YAMAZAKI, Naoko
    Specially Appointed Associate Professor

    Astronaut

    YAMAZAKI, Naoko
    Specially Appointed Associate Professor

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